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COCA welcomes leading dance and, new this year, musical theatre schools from around the country to hold auditions for their respective summer intensive programs.

All applicants should pre-register online, according to their age on the date of the audition. Walk-ups will be allowed only if space is available.

Dance Applicants:

  • All applicants should pre-register online, and email registration form, a resume/bio, and two black and white photos (a head shot and a photo in first arabesque) to registration@cocastl.org.
  • All applicants must participate in the ballet, pointe, and modern portions of the audition. If dancers are not yet on pointe, they will participate in this section in their ballet shoes.
  • All female applicants should wear a black leotard and convertible pink ballet tights and have hair in a neat bun. Bring ballet shoes and pointe shoes and be prepared to also dance barefoot.
  • All male applicants should wear a white t-shirt and black tights or black jazz pants. Bring ballet shoes and be prepared to also dance barefoot.
  • The auditions will happen simultaneously with all schools adjudicating at once.

Musical Theatre Applicants:

  • All applicants should pre-register online, and email registration form and one black and white photo (a head shot) to registration@cocastl.org.
  • Musical Theatre students, ages 15+, should come prepared to sing 32 bars of music, a 1-2 minute monologue, and will be taught two short dance combinations. All applicants must participate in the song, monologue, and dance portions of the audition.
  • Musical Theatre students, ages 11-14, should come with a song prepared. If they do not have a monologue prepared, we will have two male options and two female options of monologues for them to read. They will then be asked to do two dance combinations as a group or in small groups.

  • Applicants must come with their own sheet music in proper key.

  • All applicants should come prepared with dance shoes and dance clothes.
  • The auditions will happen simultaneously with all schools adjudicating at once.

Participating schools/companies are subject to change. Individual programs are responsible for contacting dancers regarding acceptance and/or financial aid. COCA does not assume any responsibility for follow-up communication between the dancers and the programs.

NEW! Sample classes

This year, COCA would like to give students the opportunity to take sample classes on Friday, January 15 given by faculty members from the various programs participating in the Regional Auditions. View Sample Class Schedule

Time slots: 5:30-6:45PM & 7:00-8:15PM
Price per class: $10

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Contact Christine Kardell, Pre-Professional Division Manager, by email or 314.561.4822.

Participating Intensive Programs

Dance Intensives:
Musical Theatre Intensives: